Period: Medieval

Jewelry from 400 - 1499 AD.

Late Medieval Gold Ring with Hexagonal Sapphire

Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art 09 July 2009 | 2:30 PM BST London English, late 14th/15th century FINGER RING Estimate: 8,000 — 12,000 GBP LOT SOLD. 70,850 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium) engraved gold, set with a sapphire in hexagonal collet, inscribed: JOYE SANZ FYN (joy without end) on the interior inside diameter: 1.8cm., 7/8 … [Read more...]

Late Medieval Diamond Posy Ring

A fifteenth century English ring yellow gold, mounted with an uncut diamond crystal, of octahedral form cleaved in half in a square box-shaped bezel with chamfered edges, to a twisted cable form hoop with alternating twists of engraved cross hatching. The diamond is of Indian origin. In the fifteenth century India was the sole source for diamonds and they were traded … [Read more...]

Sapphire and Garnet Ring Brooch

Ring Brooch Date: 1250–1300 Culture: British or French Medium: Gold, sapphires and garnets Dimensions: Overall: 15/16 × 3/16 in. (2.4 × 0.4 cm) Classification: Metalwork-Gold Credit Line: Gift of Tobias Meyer and Mark Fletcher, 2013 Provenance Found in Ringwood, Hampshire, England (in 1995); Sotheby's, London(July 6, 2007, lot 3); Tobias Meyer and Mark … [Read more...]

Late Medieval Sapphire Ring

Late Medieval Sapphire Ring, 14k gold with rubbed over bezel and closed back. Circa 14th-15th century Source unknown. … [Read more...]

Medieval Diamond Finger Ring

From Christie's: Sale Title: IMPORTANT JEWELLERY Location: London, King Street Sale Date: Jun 15, 2006 Lot Number: 0398 Sale Number: 7240 Lot Title: AN EXTREMELY RARE MEDIAEVAL DIAMOND LOYALTY RING Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 British pounds Price Realized: 84,000 British pounds - Sold After Sale Pre-lot Text THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN Lot … [Read more...]

Frankish Garnet Ring

Date: 7th century Geography: Made in Northern France Culture: Frankish Medium: Gold, garnet cabochon Dimensions: Overall: 13/16 x 9/16 x 5/16 in. (2.1 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm) bezel: 1/4 x 5/16 x 3/8 in. (0.7 x 0.8 x 0.9 cm) Classification: Metalwork-Gold Source link … [Read more...]

“Loyal Desire” Sapphire and Gold Ring

An important high carat gold medieval ring set with a natural irregular hexagonal cut sapphire, decorated with fine engravings and inscribed on the inside of the shank with the text ‘Loyal Desir’ which means legal or loyal desire which indicates the ring is a love token; for marriage or just a token of affection, early 15th century. Source link … [Read more...]

Persian Turquoise Bangle

A Seljuk turquoise-set gold Bangle Persia, 12th Century The ridged, triangular section box-construction shank terminating in a double lion-head clasp and two set oval turquoises, the pyramidic bezel set with a glass rectangle and flanked by two set circular turquoises, a pin fitting at the base of the bezel, the shanks decorated with raised quatrefoils flanked by … [Read more...]

Medieval Heart Brooch

Place of origin: France (probably, made) England, Great Britain (possibly, made) Date: ca. 1400 (made) Artist/Maker: unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Gold Museum number: 86-1899 (V&A Museum, London) This heart-shaped brooch with its romantic inscription was given as a token of love. It would have been used to fasten a tunic, gown or … [Read more...]

Medieval Amethyst Ring

Medieval gold ring with amethyst crystals. Thirteenth century. … [Read more...]

Merovingian Glass & Garnet Gold Ring

A MEROVINGIAN GLASS AND GARNET GOLD FINGER RING circa 5th-6th century a.d. The hoop round in section, with collared shoulders joined to the diamond-shaped bezel, which is divided into quadrants and set with alternating squares of blue and green glass, the corners of the bezel terminating in roundels set with cabochon garnets Source link … [Read more...]

Byzantine Garnet Ring

Gold and garnet ring, circa 5th-7th centuries. This type of ring could be produced by a barbaric jeweller (Goth?) or by a Byzantine workshop for barbaric customers. (auto-translation) Source link … [Read more...]

Medieval Amethyst Ring

A 13th/14th century ring. The hexagonal slice of amethyst in a closed-back gold setting, ring size approximately P½ Found in North Yorkshire, treasure number 2010T674. The Crown's interest in this ring has been disclaimed. Source link … [Read more...]

Gold and sapphire ring, European

Gold ring, the oval bezel set with a sapphire, with chased foliated shoulders, West Europe, 14th century Source link … [Read more...]

“Black Prince” Signet Ring

Signet ring of the “Black Prince” Second third of 14th century Found at Montpensier, Puy-de-Dôme, in 1866 Gold, formerly gilded, ruby Source link … [Read more...]

Anglo-Saxon Cabochon Ring

Cabochon Ring found in Leeds, West Yorkshire — an unusually large, complete and spectacular gold ring with a lozenge-shaped bezel set with a garnet gem. Anglo-Saxon pieces of such high quality are extremely rare. It was made to be displayed as a sign of great wealth and status and is in near perfect condition. Source article … [Read more...]

Greek Sapphire Finger-Ring

The ribbed octagonal hoop terminating in a six-petalled calyx and oval plate containing a sapphire within an irregular setting. Greece, circa 1400 Source link … [Read more...]

Byzantine Gold Earrings

6th–7th century, Byzantine. Gold, sapphire, pearl. These elegant earrings are decorated with pearls, a favorite jewel of the Byzantines. Sapphires, then called hyakinthoi (hyacinths), became popular in Byzantine jewelry in the sixth century. Source link … [Read more...]

Assiut’s Collar

The collar of Assiut, 400-600 AD. Nothing known about this image. … [Read more...]

Strickland Brooch

Anglo Saxon, 9th century Slightly convex bossed disc brooch of sheet silver with inlaid gold and niello ornament. The zoomorphic decoration is deeply carved and pierced to give an open-work effect. Within the beaded rim, a zone of alternate disc and lozenge patterns contains the main decorative field, which consists of a central hollow-sided cruciform design with a boss … [Read more...]

Anglo-Saxon Pendant

Pendant Anglo-Saxon, 7th century The British Museum Circular sheet gold pendant with a beaded wire rim and corrugated suspension loop. Three cloisonné birds' heads with cabochon garnet eyes, arranged in the form of a triskele, radiate from a central garnet ring, which encloses a circular setting, now empty. Surrounding the ring are two concentric bands of filigree, … [Read more...]

Viking Gold Finger-Ring

Viking Gold finger-ring of 3 twisted wires meeting in flattened section at back (10thC - 11thC) … [Read more...]

Western European Sapphire Ring

Ring; Western European, gold set with a cabochon sapphire, circa 1300-1400 Source link … [Read more...]

Anglo-Saxon Sapphire Ring

Sapphire ring 'belonged to Anglo-Saxon or Viking royalty' Source links: Independent.co.uk | York.ac.uk | Yorkshire Museum (PDF version, no images) … [Read more...]